Acquired aquagenic papulotranslucent acrokeratoderma - Report of two cases


Polat M. , Gur G., Pelitli A., Yalcin B., Tamer E., Oztas P., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.9, no.4, pp.263-265, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2165/00128071-200809040-00006
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-265

Abstract

Aquagenic papulotranslucent acrokeratoderma (APA) is an acquired, unusual condition characterized by bilateral, symmetric, translucent-to-white papules located on the hands and feet. These lesions are accentuated following a short period of water exposure. Since its first description in 1973 as hereditary papulotranslucent acrokeratoderma, only a few cases of APA have been reported. We report two cases of teenage girls with APA. Both patients responded well to 5% salicylic acid ointment but recurrence of lesions still occurred. The close temporal proximity of presentation of these two cases may indicate that APA is not as rare as previously thought.